By Juyle Keeble at Uvalde Leader-News, October 11, 2020
Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election, in which the new Uvalde County Sheriff and other local candidates, as well as the president of the United States, will be elected starts Tuesday. Monday is a federal holiday, Columbus Day.
Early voting will be conducted from Oct. 13-30 at the Willie De Leon Civic Center, 300 E. Main St.
From this Tuesday through Friday, voting will be conducted from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and there will be no voting on Saturday, Oct. 17.
From Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-29, the polls will be open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Saturday, Oct. 24, voting will be conducted from 10:00 AM. to 4:00 PM.
On the last two days of early voting at the civic center, Oct. 29-30, the polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
All voters will need to bring some form of photo identification unless they cannot reasonably obtain a photo ID, and they are asked to have it ready in hand to expedite the voting process.
COVID-19 safety protocols are in place to protect voters, including social distancing and hand sanitizer stations.
For an overview of candidates and contested races, please see the “Vote 2020” special section included in todays edition of the Leader-News.
Ballots by Mail
Oct. 23 is the last day to request a ballot by mail, which may be done by calling (830) 591-2724 or on the Uvalde County website under the “elections administrator” tab located under the county offices listing.
For those voting via absentee ballot, Uvalde County Elections Administrator Melissa Jones Bradham must receive completed and signed ballots by Nov. 3, Election Day. If ballots are postmarked by that day, they may be counted if they arrive before 5:00 PM the following day.
The State of Texas allows voters to cast ballots by mail if they are over the age of 65; out of the county during the election period; are confined in jail but otherwise eligible; or if voters cite a disability, which the state defines as a physical condition or illness that makes a trip to the polls a risky endeavor.
Completed ballots from military or overseas voters are accepted when mailed by Election Day and received by Nov. 9.
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